The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election
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- Controversial topic: Gitlin and Leibovitz contend that what unites the two allies is less their common interests than this deep-seated and lasting belief that they were chosen by God. Rather than endorse chosenness as a divine right, or simply denounce it as vulgar nationalism, the authors conclude that only by wrestling with its meaning and redefining it can both nations thrive. Their book will delight, offend, and inspire readers across the political spectrum.